Steve McNeil


Steve is a highly accomplished actor and comedian, and is one half of comedy double act McNeil and Pamphilon. He was part of the 2007 Perrier Award-winning Brendon Burns show So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now? in Edinburgh, the West End and Montreal.

He appeared with the Peter Hall Company in Michael Frayn’s Balmoral and in the world premiere of his translation of Chekhov’s Plots at Hampstead Theatre. Other theatre includes work at the Almeida, Hull Truck and the Leicester Square Theatre.

As part of McNeil and Pamphilon he has created three Edinburgh shows, and is currently performing the huge hit McNeil and Pamphilon Go 8-Bit, which is soon to film a taster tape and recently featured at the major EGX conference at Earls Court.

He is also a regular contributor to various gaming programmes and magazines.

Performing – Television
Date Programme Channel / Production Company Role Information
2016 Go8Bit DLT/Dave Team Captain and co-creator of the format. Dir. Steve Smith.
2016 BBC Click BBC World Himself (WiFi Wars)
2014-16 Videogame Nation 4 Series Challenge TV Expert Presenter Dir. Adam Mason
2016 The Maths of Minecraft 4 Episodes Your Life Expert Presenter Dir. George Sawyer
2015 Minecraft; Digging Deeper 6 Episodes Ginx TV Expert Presenter Dir. James Neal
2015 Life Hacks Maker Sudios/Disney Yeti/Vampire/Frankenstien Dir. George Sawyer
2015 Shop Floor Heroes Bullseye TV / E4 Mr Try Before You Buy Pilot
2015-16 Players Lounge Ginx TV Host Dir. James Neal
2015 E3, Live! Ginx TV Host Dir. James Neal
2015 Sky News Swipe (3 Episodes) Games Reviewer
2014 Royal Institute Christmas Lectures BBC 2 Writer / Performer
2014-16 Console Yourself Ginx TV Series Regular Dir. Simon Longden
2014 Video Game Nation Challenge TV / Ginx Himself Dir. Simon Longden
2013 Richard Hammond’s Secret Service Endemol / BBC1 Various Dir. Lucy McDermott
2013 Shop Floor Heroes Bullseye TV / E4 Mr Try Before You Buy Pilot
2012 Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums Wild Rover / Dave Banker Dir. Sam Wilkinson
2012 Steve and Sam’s Silent Sketch Show BBC Steve Taster, Dir. Matt Holt
2012 Flash Prank Splash Media / MTV Various Dir. Al Campbell
2011 Baby BBC Writer / Performer
2011 Watson and Oliver BBC Various Reading
2010 Comedy Cuts ITV Reporter Series Regular, Dir. Cal McCrystal
2010 Brendon Burns: So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now? Open Mike / Paramount Comedy Channel Steve Dir. Matt Holt & Rohan Acharya
2009 Stockwell ITV Pat Dir. Jonathan Rudd
2008 White Van Man ITV Male Characters Pilot reading, Dir. Matt Holt
2008 Comedy Cuts ITV Reporter Series Regular, Dir. Matt Holt
2007 Seconds From Disaster National Geographic James Martin Dir. Yayar Abbas
Date Programme Award Information
2015 Games Media Award Best Streamer
2015 Games Media Award Best Video Team As part of The Videogame Nation
Performing – Stage
Date Show Venue Role Information
2015-16 WiFi Wars Edinburgh Festival, The Royal Institute Residency and National Tour Writer / Performer
2014-15  Go8Bit Edinburgh Festival & various London dates Writer / Performer Dir. Rohan Acharya
2015 Failed States St. James Theatre, London William Masterson Patrick Wilde
2014 McNeil and Pamphilon Go 8-Bit! Edinburgh Festival & London dates Writer / Performer Dir. Rohan Acharya
2014 Itch: A Scratch Event Comedians’ Theatre Comedy Dir. Rohan Acharya
2014 Comedy Rebel Alliance CRA Various
2013 Sketchorama BBC Radio 4 / Comedy Unit Writer / Performer (as McNeil & Pamphilon) Dir. Matt Holt
2013 Wardens Schadenfreude PC Craddock Dir. Garrett Millerick
2012 The Joy of Sketch Writer / Performer (as McNeil & Pamphilon)
2012 McNeil & Pamphilon Pleasance Dir. Matt Holt
2012 The Beta Male’s Midnight Movie Theatre Ditto Prods Steve Usher Dir. Tom Burgess
2011 Great Big Sketch Off Canal Cafe Writer / Performer Winner
2011 Slow Motion Suicide Leicester Square Theatre Chris Dir. Andy Taylor
2011 McNeil & Pamphilon: Which One Are You? Pleasance Writer / Performer Dir. Matt Holt
2011 60 Acts in 60 Seconds Shaftesbury Theatre Writer / Performer (as McNeil & Pamphilon)
2010 A Jubilee for Anton Chekhov: Plots Hampstead Theatre Writer / Performer Dir. Michael Pennington
2010 McNeil & Pamphilon: Addicted to Danger Skinner Dir. Matt Holt
2009 Balmoral Peter Hall Company Writer / Performer Dir. Alan Strachan
2009 End to End Sitcom Trials Steve Grand Finale Winner
2008 Brendon Burns: So I Suppose This Is Offensive Now? Edinburgh, London (Soho, Garrick, Duchess), Montreal Communist IF. Comedy Winner, Dir. Matt Holt
2007 Big White Fog Almeida Theatre Clive Dir. Michael Attenborough
2007 The Tipping Point Hull Truck William Masterson Dir. John Godber / Karen Dainty
2007 Failed States 1215 Productions Young Scrooge / Jacob Marley Dir. Patrick Wilde
2007 Mrs Bob Cratchitt’s Wild Christmas Binge New Wimbledon Theatre Dir. Emma Douglas
Performing – Internet
Date Show Production Company Role Information
2014 Go 8-Bit Long Play! Ginx TV / Switch TV Himself Dir. James Neal
2014 Let’s Replay Eurogamer Himself Dir. Ellie Gibson
2013 How Not To Make A Short Film Forgeryclub Cameraman Dir. Bob Pipe
2012 Fit4Less Virals Energie Club Writer / Performer Dir. Matt Holt
2011 Toilet/Baby BBC Writer / Performer Dir. Matt Holt
2010 Christmas Crackers BDC Austerity Manager Dir. Jim Owen
2010 Pop-Ups and Baby Changing Loonatik & Drinks Writer / Performer Dir. David Lilley
2010 Resolution Writer / Performer Dir. Rob Harper
2009 Drink Driving and Antiques Roadshow Comedy Box for Warner Bros Writer / Performer Dir. Matt Holt
2009 Equality / Shyness / Marriage / Silence / Commandment / Grown Up Writer / Performer Dir. Ben Jessop
2009 Sandwich Rap Dan Antopolski Office Worker Dir. Matt Holt
2009 Bubble Bath Comedy Box for Warner Bros Writer / Performer Dir. Bob Pipe
Performing – Film
Date Title Production Company Role Information
2010 The Office Orphan Loonatik & Drinks Finlay Shortlisted for Rushes Soho Short Film. Dir. David Lilley
2008 Isabel Fay: Don’t Let A Gift Horse In The House Edinburgh Fringe John Dir. Matt Holt
- Eggboy Living Archive Eggboy Short Film, Dir. Jane Turner
Date Project Production Company Information
2015 Games Evolved Ginx TV for Challenge TV Narrator
2015 The Quest Ginx TV for Challenge TV Narrator
2015 Gamesport Ginx TV for Challenge TV Narrator
2014 Video Game Nation Ginx TV for Challenge TV
2013 Fit4Less Buttons Energie Group Interactive Elements in Fitness Club
2013 Heineken – Crack The Case Commercial
2013 Huawei Mobile Phone Tutorial
2010 Visa Prize Draw Blaxland Productions Radio Commercial